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 Dictionary entry overview: What does clamp down mean? 

  The verb CLAMP DOWN has 1 sense:

1. repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

  Familiarity information: CLAMP DOWN used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1clamp down [BACK TO TOP]


Repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


clamp down; crack down

Context example:

The police clamped down on illegal drugs

Hypernyms (to "clamp down" is one way to...):

bound; confine; limit; restrain; restrict; throttle; trammel (place limits on (extent or access))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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